Those of you who have been around for quite some time know that I had gone through some trying times the last couple of months. Though I'm not quite ready to share that story yet, I did want to share something that helped me get through that time - laughter. It's an infectious medicine can really fill your heart with happiness.
Not only can it fill your soul when it is on empty, check out these health tidbits on laughter:
- Reduces physical tension
- Reduces stress
- Relaxes muscles
- Releases "feel good" endorphins
- Improves blood flow and functionality of blood vessels
- Increases immunity cells and infection fighting antibodies
- Added joy
- Enhaced resilience
- A "zest" for life
- Defused conflict
- Strengthened relationships
There are tons of ways to find laughter. Much of it revolves around putting yourself in positive social situations in which you are around those that truly love you and care for you - family and true blue friends. However, there will come a time that you will have to be by yourself. And you have to come to terms with it, accept it and embrace it.
This is for the times that you find yourself alone and rather get through it laughing than being depressed about the cards dealt that are in your hands...